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Landon Center on Aging

Human Performance Laboratory

Facilities and Equipment

The Human Performance Lab occupies over 2,500 square feet on the first floor of the Landon Building.  It features equipment capable of collecting kinematic, kinetic, electromyographic, strength and cardiovascular fitness data.  In addition to the main lab, two additional assessment rooms are equipped for the study of activities of daily living (ADL) and a variety of other clinical measures.  Directly off the lab are three additional spaces housing graduate research offices, an electronics/design shop and equipment storage.

Motion Capture

  • Vicon 512 (Vicon Peak, Lake Forest, CA)
  • Peak 5 (Vicon Peak, Lake Forest, CA)
  • Biometrics Goniometers (Biometrics Ltd., UK)


  • Noraxon 8 channel telemetered EMG (Noraxon, Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Bagnoli 8 channel EMG system (Delsys, Boston, MA)

Force Platforms

  • 3 AMTI OR6-5 1000 (Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc., Watertown, MA)
  • 1 AMTI OR6-7 1000 (Advanced Mechanical Technology Inc., Watertown, MA)

Strength Evaluation

Cardiovascular Equipment

  • Schwinn Windsprint stationary bicycles
  • Cybex Semi-Recumbent bicycle
  • Biodex Rehabilitation Treadmill
  • Reebok Steps

Custom Devices

Data Aquistion Hardware

  • PCI 6031E Multifunction DAQ (National Instruments)
  • PCI 6024E Multifunction DAQ (National Instruments)
  • AMUX 64T Analog Multiplexer (National Instruments)
  • 64 Channel ADC Board (Vicon Motion Systems, Lake Forest, CA)
  • DAQCard 500 Multifunction DAQ (National Instruments)
  • AT-MIO-16E-10 Multifunction DAQ (National Instruments)
  • PC-TIO-10 timing and digital I/O (National Instruments)

Signal Collection and Analysis

  • Laview 7 Express & 7.1 (National Instruments)
  • Matlab (Mathworks Inc., Natick, MA)

Clinical Evaluations/Equipment

  • Pinch gauge
  • StepWatch step monitors
  • Fugel Meyer
  • Wolfe Motor test
  • Jebsen Taylor hand function test
  • Box to Block
  • Monofilaments for sensation testing
  • Tempe hand function assessment
  • RPAB perceptual assessment